- 01 Oct 20
The album was called “the best debut album I’ve ever heard” in Dan Hegarty's first ever review, and in 2004 it was voted no 47 in Hot Press' 100 Greatest Irish albums list.
On October 9, 2020 – 26 years to the week since the original release date and the same day as John Lennon’s 80th birthday – legendary Irish band Revelino will re-issue their eponymous debut album on vinyl.
The album was initially released in 1994, with a sold-out debut show in the legendary Baggot Inn. Revelino received rave reviews, and in April 1995 they released 'Don’t Lead Me Down', which went on to feature in two film soundtracks – British gangster movie Hardmen and Irish cult comedy crime classic, I Went Down written by Conor McPherson, directed by Paddy Breathnach and featuring a great Irish cast including Brendan Gleeson and Peter McDonnell.
Touring highlights from that year included a sold-out Tivoli show, and a support slot with Neil Young on his Mirrorball tour.
The new vinyl offers an exciting update, having been remastered and the bonus EP features a remixed 'Happiness is Mine' plus 5 previously unreleased tracks. 'Try It On' and 'Ennio' (a timely rediscovery, given maestro Morricone’s recent passing) were outtakes from the debut album and have been remixed. 'The Only One Alive' and 'Little Bird' are demos that have been salvaged & remastered from cassette and 'Place In The Sun' features the band’s much-missed departed friend Gavin Ralston.